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Aviation and International Cooperation: Human and Public by Ruwantissa Abeyratne

By Ruwantissa Abeyratne

This publication addresses a necessary hole within the regulatory regime, which supplies laws, statements and guidance on airways, airports, air navigation companies companies and States within the box of aviation, yet is particularly missing by way of the rights of the airline passenger, and the common citizen who's threatened by means of army air moves. It addresses topics reminiscent of overseas resolutions on human rights and different human rights conventions concerning aviation that effect either air delivery shoppers and other people at the flooring who're threatened by means of air moves via drone assaults; disabled and overweight airline passengers; reimbursement for behind schedule carriage and the denial of carriage; noise and pollution as a result of aviation and their results on human wellbeing and fitness; prevention of dying or harm to passengers and attendant compensatory rights; threat administration; aid flights; and racial profiling. those topics are addressed opposed to the backdrop of actual case reviews that come with yet will not be restricted to situations of drone assaults, and contentious flights within the yr 2014 equivalent to MH 370, MH 17 and QZ 8501.

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45 They should, in all circumstances, be protected and treated humanely without any adverse distinctions. It is obvious that the “protection” referred to must come from the State and no one else. 2 Risk Management On 28 October 2014, the ICAO Council adopted a resolution in response to the shooting down of Flight MH 17 in July 2014,46 stating inter alia, that the Council welcomed the leading role and efforts of ICAO, supported by States, organizations and industry players, for further improvement of international standards and sharing of best practices in relation to the safety of civil aircraft at or near conflict zones to prevent recurrence of such tragic events in future.

Ly/d41gsV). In taking action against cyber crimes, then US President Bill Clinton, in a 1999 speech to the National Academy of Sciences said: “open borders and revolutions in 85 See Hanlon (2007). 2 Cyber Threats to Human Rights in Aviation 31 technology have spread the message and the gifts of freedom, but have also given new opportunities to freedom’s enemies. . we must be ready. . ready if our adversaries try to use computers to disable power grids, banking, communications and transportation networks, police, fire, and health services—or military assets”.

There is no evidence that either the Russian Federation or Ukraine shot down the aircraft operating Flight MH 17. 49 C-WP/14220, Appendix B. 1 Human Rights Covenants Relevant to Aviation 21 industry. 51 It boggles the mind as to why ICAO, any State or other organization or any airline would develop best practices to advise an airline passenger of the flight plan of his flight or of conflict zones that he would possibly fly over. Although several jurisdictions have adopted passenger rights charters and legislation pertaining to the rights of the passenger to be advised of flight delays, weather delays, lost luggage and to be provided food and drink, none has alluded to the need to inform the travelling public on risks regarding the use of airspace over conflict zones.

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